A throw at the basket that completely misses, not even hitting the rim. Compare swoosh and nothing but net.
A swing and a miss. You tried to hit the ball and just wrenched your back instead.
A shot that missed the rim, net and backboard.
A shot that misses the rim, net and backboard.
An airball is a complete miss while swinging at the ball and counts as 1 stroke.
A swing that doesn't contact the ball.
Your swing missed the ball! Blame it on an alien spacecraft radar.